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23 Best Rotini Pasta Recipes

This is my curated list of the best rotini pasta recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers.

Rotini pasta is a versatile ingredient that can be used in so many different dishes.

Whether you are looking for a hearty pasta dish to serve for dinner or a light and refreshing salad to take to a potluck, there is sure to be a recipe on this list that you’ll love.

So go ahead and give one (or all!) of these recipes a try the next time you need a quick and easy meal!

Rotini Pasta Recipes

23 Easy Rotini Pasta Recipes

Before you jump in and start cooking with rotini pasta, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your rotini:

  1. Make sure you use enough water. Rotini is a very dense pasta and will soak up a lot of water as it cooks. You’ll need to use at least 4 quarts of water for every pound of pasta.
  2. Bring the water to a rolling boil before adding the pasta. This will help the pasta cook evenly.
  3. Don’t forget to salt the water. This will add flavor to the pasta as it cooks.
  4. Cook the pasta until it is al dente. This means that it should be cooked through, but still have a bit of a bite to it.
  5. Drain the pasta and then add your sauce. Be sure to add the sauce while the pasta is still hot so that it can absorb all of the flavors.

With that said, here are 23 easy rotini pasta recipes:

Easy Baked Rotini

This simple pasta bake is frugal and loved by the entire family.

I like to make it when we need a quick and easy meal that everyone will enjoy.

It’s also a great way to use up leftover vegetables.

How To Add Extra Flavor

  • If you want to add extra flavor to this dish, try adding some herbs or spices to the pasta before baking.
  • You could also top the pasta with a bit of shredded cheese before serving.

Creamy Tomato and Mushroom Rotini Pasta

Al dente pasta with a flavor-filled sauce, this vegetarian rotini dish is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

I like to make this recipe because it is packed with flavor, but is still relatively healthy.

The creamy tomato sauce is made with fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions, and is seasoned with garlic, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes.

You can also add in some extra vegetables, like spinach or bell peppers, to make it even healthier.

How To Add Extra Flavor

If you want to add even more flavor to this dish, you can try adding in some shredded Parmesan cheese, or topping it with fresh basil leaves.

Cheesy Sausage Rotini Pasta

This easy pasta recipe is full of savory sausage and a delicious, creamy, parmesan sauce.

It’s perfect for a busy weeknight meal, and always a hit with my family and friends.

I like to make this recipe because it’s quick and easy to make, and always turns out great.

How To Add Extra Flavor

  • If you want to add extra flavor to this recipe, try adding a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce.
  • You can also add some extra parmesan cheese on top of the pasta before serving.

Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Pasta

This cheesy ham and broccoli pasta is a grown up take on macaroni and cheese.

It is rich and flavorful, and the pasta is perfectly al dente.

I like to make this recipe when I am looking for a hearty and satisfying meal that is easy to prepare.

This recipe is also great for leftovers.

How To Make This Recipe Your Own

  • If you are looking for a vegetarian option, you can omit the ham and add additional vegetables, such as mushrooms or kale.
  • You could also swap out the rotini for a different type of pasta.
  • For a gluten free option, you could use gluten free pasta.

Creamy Rotini Pasta with Sweet Corn and Sausage

Made with simple ingredients like in-season sweet corn, flavorful sausage and fresh basil, this creamy rotini pasta dish is perfect for a weeknight meal.

I like to make this recipe because it is hearty and filling, but still feels light thanks to the addition of fresh corn and tomatoes.

Plus, it comes together in just 30 minutes!

How To Make This Recipe Your Own

  • If you’re looking to switch things up, you could try using a different type of pasta in this recipe.
  • I think it would be just as delicious with shells or penne.
  • You could also add in some additional vegetables, like zucchini or yellow squash.
  • Finally, if you’re looking for a bit more of a kick, you could add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the dish.

Rotini con Broccoli

Rotini con Broccoli is a simple weeknight meal made with rotini pasta, broccoli florets, garlic, and grated Pecorino Romano cheese.

I like to make this recipe because it is a quick and easy way to get a healthy dinner on the table.

This recipe is also easily adaptable to whatever you have on hand.

For example, you could swap out the rotini for another type of pasta or use different vegetables in place of the broccoli.

How To Make This Recipe Your Own

  • To make this recipe your own, you could try using a different type of cheese in place of the Pecorino Romano.
  • You could also add in some additional vegetables, such as mushrooms or cherry tomatoes.
  • Finally, if you want a bit more of a flavor punch, you could try adding a pinch of red pepper flakes to the dish.

Amazing Creamy Italian Rotini

Full of Italian sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and a mouthwatering garlic sauce, this creamy Italian rotini is the perfect weeknight meal.

I love to make this recipe because it is so quick and easy to throw together, and it always turns out delicious.

Plus, it is a great way to use up any leftover rotini pasta that I have in my pantry.

How To Make This Recipe Your Own

  • If you are looking for a way to spice up this recipe, try adding some red pepper flakes to the garlic sauce.
  • You can also swap out the Italian sausage for another type of sausage, or use ground beef instead.
  • If you want to make this a vegetarian dish, simply omit the meat and add extra vegetables instead.
  • Finally, feel free to use any type of pasta you have on hand in place of the rotini.

Taco Rotini Pasta

This recipe is filled with plenty of wholesome hearty ingredients like beef, onions, garlic and rotini pasta.

I love making this dish because it’s so easy and makes great leftovers.

I’ll often make a big batch on the weekend and then enjoy it for lunch or dinner throughout the week.

How To Make This Recipe Your Own

  • If you’re looking for a little more of a punch, you could add some diced green chilies to the beef while it’s cooking.
  • For a creamier dish, you could stir in some sour cream or cheese at the end.
  • And if you want to lighten it up, you could use ground turkey in place of the beef.

Easy Vegan Rotini Pasta

If you’re trying to stay away from meat or are just looking for a hearty, filling vegetarian meal, this easy vegan rotini pasta is a great option.

I like to make this recipe because it’s relatively cheap and easy to make, and it’s also really tasty.

You can easily add or remove ingredients to make it your own, which is why I think it’s a great recipe to try.

How To Make This Recipe Your Own

  • To make this recipe your own, you could try adding some different vegetables, like broccoli or mushrooms.
  • You could also add a protein, like tofu or tempeh, to make it a more complete meal.
  • If you’re not a fan of rotini pasta, you could also use a different type of pasta.

Whatever you do, I think you’ll find that this recipe is easy to customize to your own liking.

Chicken Rotini Pasta {Easy Crock Pot Recipe}

This slow cooker chicken rotini pasta recipe is one of my go-to recipes when I’m looking for an easy, hearty meal.

I like to make it on nights when I don’t have a lot of time to cook, or when I know I’ll be eating leftovers for lunch the next day.

It’s also a great recipe to make ahead of time and freeze for later.

How To Make This Recipe Your Own

One of the great things about this recipe is that it’s very versatile.

  • You can easily swap out the chicken for another protein, or the rotini for another type of pasta.
  • You can also add in other vegetables, such as broccoli or peas.
  • If you’re looking for a bit more of a flavor punch, you can try adding some sun-dried tomatoes or olives to the mix.

Creamy Parmesan Pasta Salad with Sundried Tomatoes, Asparagus, and Corn

Made with a parmesan dressing, rotini pasta, corn, asparagus, and sun-dried tomatoes, this salad is filling and flavorful.

I like to make it for dinner because it is easy to throw together and can be made ahead of time.

It is also a great recipe to take to potlucks or picnics.

How To Make This Recipe Your Own

  • If you want to add a protein to this dish, grilled chicken or shrimp would be a great addition.
  • For a vegetarian option, you could add some white beans or chickpeas.
  • If you don’t like asparagus, you could use green beans or broccoli in its place.
  • This dish is also delicious with a variety of different herbs, so feel free to experiment with what you have on hand.

One Pot Chicken Broccoli Rotini

This one-pot wonder is loaded with chicken, broccoli, and parmesan cheese, and makes for an easy and effortless weeknight meal.

I like to make this recipe because it is packed with flavor, and comes together in just one pot – making for easy cleanup.

This recipe is also easily adaptable – add in your favorite veggies, use a different type of cheese, or swap out the chicken for shrimp.

How To Make This Recipe Your Own

To make this recipe your own, try adding in your favorite veggies, using a different type of cheese, or swapping out the chicken for shrimp.

Cheesy Rotini Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

Twisted rotini pasta noodles tangled with three melted cheeses, rich marinara sauce, and topped with roasted vegetables.

This dish is hearty, filling, and can be made in under 30 minutes.

I like to make this recipe when I’m short on time but still want to make a home-cooked meal.

Additionally, this recipe is very versatile and can be easily customized to your liking.

How To Make This Recipe Your Own

  • If you’re looking to add some more protein to this dish, you could grilled chicken or shrimp.
  • You could also swap out the three cheeses for your favorite cheese, or use a different type of pasta noodle.
  • If you’re wanting to make this dish more veggie-packed, you could add in some sautéed spinach or mushrooms.
  • Finally, if you’re looking for a little more of a kick, you could add in some crushed red pepper flakes or hot sauce.

Sausage and Bell Pepper Rotini

Even with no sauce, this simple dinner dish is bursting with flavor.

Sausage and bell peppers are a classic combination, and they go so well together in this rotini recipe.

I like to make this dish when I’m looking for something hearty and filling, but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

It’s also a great way to use up any sausage and peppers that I might have leftover from another meal.

A Few Ways to Customize to Your Liking

  • If you want to add a little bit of extra flavor to this dish, you could try adding some garlic to the sausage while it’s cooking.
  • You could also top the rotini with some shredded Parmesan cheese, or even a dollop of pesto.
  • If you’re feeling really adventurous, you could even add a bit of hot sauce to the dish.

Whatever you do, just make sure to enjoy!

Tri-Color Rotini Pasta Salad

This tri-color rotini pasta salad is so easy and flavorful, and it’s always a hit at potlucks and picnics.

I love to make it in the summer when tomatoes and basil are in season.

It’s also a great way to use up any leftover rotini pasta you might have.

A Few Ways to Customize to Your Liking

If you want to add some more protein to this dish, you could add some cooked chicken or shrimp.

You could also swap out the tri-color rotini for another type of pasta, like shells or penne.

For a vegetarian version, you could add some grilled vegetables or tofu.

Philly Cheesesteak Rotini Recipe

This Philly cheesesteak rotini is just like the sandwich but with pasta instead of bread.

It’s the perfect way to get your Philly cheesesteak fix without all the carbs.

I love to make this recipe when I’m craving something hearty and comforting but don’t want to overdo it on the carbs.

A Few Ways to Customize to Your Liking

If you’re not a fan of rotini pasta, you can use any type of pasta you like.

I’ve also made this with ground beef instead of steak, and it’s just as delicious.

If you want to add some veggies, bell peppers would be a great addition.

You can also top this with shredded cheese, green onions, and/or hot sauce for extra flavor.

Turkey Parmesan Baked Rotini

This pasta dish is reason enough in itself to roast a turkey breast.

It’s one of our family’s favorites and I always get requests to make it.

It’s hearty and satisfying, but not too heavy.

The key is to use good quality Parmesan cheese – it makes all the difference.

A Few Ways to Customize to Your Liking

If you want a little extra flavor, try adding some chopped sun-dried tomatoes to the pasta before you bake it.

Or, for a bit of a crunch, top it with some toasted bread crumbs.

And, of course, you can always adjust the amount of cheese to suit your taste.

Garden Rotini with Grilled Zucchini and Chicken

Although zucchini doesn’t pack a ton of flavor on its own, it takes on a lovely char when grilled.

Paired with some rotini pasta and grilled chicken, this dish is simple but satisfying.

I like to make it on busy weeknights when I don’t have a lot of time to cook.

A Few Ways to Customize to Your Liking

If you’re looking for a little more flavor in your dish, you could try adding some garlic or onion to the zucchini before grilling.

You could also top the dish with some shredded Parmesan cheese or a dollop of pesto.

Chickpea Rotini with Brocolli-Dill Sauce

Organic, grain-free, and gluten-free, this chickpea rotini with broccoli-dill sauce is a healthier version of the classic Italian pasta dish.

I love to make this recipe for an easy and delicious weeknight meal.

The sauce is packed with flavor from the dill, garlic, and lemon, and the rotini pasta is the perfect vessel for soaking up all of the deliciousness.

A Few Ways to Customize to Your Liking

If you’re looking for a bit more of a protein punch, you could add some grilled chicken or shrimp to this dish.

For a vegetarian option, you could add some grilled tofu.

And for a bit of a crunch, you could top it with some toasted pine nuts or sunflower seeds.

Pumpkin Rotini Alla Vodka

Instead of going the traditional route with a tomato-based sauce, this creamy pumpkin vodka sauce is perfect for fall.

The best part is that it only takes about 30 minutes to make!

A Few Ways to Customize to Your Liking

If you want a little extra protein, you could add some cooked chicken or shrimp.

And for a little more color and texture, I like to top it with some chopped fresh parsley.

Rotini With Butternut-Sage Sauce

Butternut squash pasta you can make in 15 minutes?

Yup.

I love this recipe because it’s so easy and fast, but it’s also really tasty and filling.

The butternut-sage sauce is a great combination of flavors, and the rotini pasta soaks it up perfectly.

Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftover butternut squash you might have.

A Few Ways to Customize to Your Liking

If you’re not a fan of sage, you can definitely omit it from the sauce.

You could also add in some other herbs, like thyme or rosemary.

If you want a bit more of a kick, you could also add in some red pepper flakes.

And if you’re not into butternut squash, you could use another type of winter squash, like pumpkin or acorn squash.

Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad

This cashew chicken rotini salad has cashews, grapes, chicken, pasta, and dried cranberries with a ranch dressing.

It is a great dish for a potluck, picnic, or barbeque because it can be served cold or at room temperature.

I also like to make this recipe because it is relatively healthy and it is a good way to use up leftover chicken.

A Few Ways to Customize to Your Liking

If you do not like grapes, you could try substituting another type of fruit, such as mandarin oranges or diced apples.

You could also add in other vegetables, such as celery or green onions.

For a more hearty dish, you could add in some chopped bacon or crumbled-up cooked sausage.

One-Skillet Chicken Stroganoff Rotini

There’s nothing better than creating a good sauce in a pan to top pasta.

This one-skillet chicken stroganoff rotini is my go-to meal when I’m in the mood for something creamy and flavorful.

I like to make it with rotini pasta because the spirals help to evenly distribute the sauce throughout each bite.

Plus, it’s a fun shape that kids tend to enjoy.

As for the chicken, you can use whatever cut you prefer, but I find that boneless, skinless chicken breasts work best.

They cook quickly and stay moist when simmered in the sauce.

A Few Ways to Customize to Your Liking

If you’re not a fan of chicken, you can easily substitute it with beef or pork.

Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

For a vegetarian version, mushrooms make a great stand-in for the meat.

You can also add additional vegetables to the dish, such as peas, carrots, or broccoli.

If you like your pasta on the saucier side, you can add a little chicken broth or milk to the pan before serving.

And finally, if you want a little extra flavor, you can top the dish with some shredded cheese or freshly chopped parsley.

Rotini Recipes

23 Best Rotini Pasta Recipes

I can't get enough of rotini pasta!
I love how versatile it is and how there are so many different ways to make it.
I've gathered up 23 of my favorite recipes for you to try.
From classic dishes like spaghetti and meatballs to more unique recipes like shrimp scampi, there's something for everyone.
I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Pasta, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 507 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Easy Baked Rotini
  • Creamy Tomato and Mushroom Rotini Pasta
  • Cheesy Sausage Rotini Pasta
  • Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Pasta
  • Creamy Rotini Pasta with Sweet Corn and Sausage
  • Rotini con Broccoli
  • Amazing Creamy Italian Rotini
  • Taco Rotini Pasta
  • Easy Vegan Rotini Pasta
  • Chicken Rotini Pasta {Easy Crock Pot Recipe}
  • Creamy Parmesan Pasta Salad with Sundried Tomatoes, Asparagus, and Corn
  • One Pot Chicken Broccoli Rotini
  • Cheesy Rotini Pasta with Roasted Vegetables
  • Sausage and Bell Pepper Rotini
  • Tri-Color Rotini Pasta Salad
  • Philly Cheesesteak Rotini Recipe
  • Turkey Parmesan Baked Rotini
  • Garden Rotini with Grilled Zucchini and Chicken
  • Chickpea Rotini with Brocolli-Dill Sauce
  • Pumpkin Rotini Alla Vodka
  • Rotini With Butternut-Sage Sauce
  • Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad
  • One-Skillet Chicken Stroganoff Rotini

Instructions
 

  • Pick any of these delicious Rotini Pasta Recipes to serve for dinner tonight.
  • Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
  • Enjoy in no time!
Keyword Rotini Pasta Recipes, Rotini Recipes
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